Martha Ann (Nesteby) VanLoy was born on December 20, 1933, in Granite Rock Township to Elmer and Anna (Brey) Nesteby. She grew up in several communities in the area and graduated from Marshall High School. On February 20, 1954, she was united in marriage to August VanLoy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The couple lived and raised their family in Tracy, Marshall, Willmar and Lucan. Martha worked for the Hardware Store and later the Bank. Martha belonged to the Lucan CCW/Christian Motherâs Group and church choir, the American Legion Auxiliary, Lucan Historical Society, Booster Club and Red Hat Granny Readers. Martha enjoyed reading, gardening, watching softball, sewing and dancing. She was most fond of spending time with her family. She enjoyed sending cards out and participating in family activities. This week she was able to visit with all of her children as she celebrated her 84th birthday.
Martha died suddenly on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. She is survived by her children Ramona âMonaâ (and James) Ourada of Vesta, Barbara (and John) Campbell of Delaware, OH, August âButchâ VanLoy of Sanborn, John (and Susan) VanLoy of Wabasso, Sharolyn âSherryâ (and Kim) Henrickson of North Mankato, Jody (and Perry) Hansen of Wabasso, Marsha (and Bruce) Danielson of North Mankato, Joseph âJoeâ (and Wendy) VanLoy of Wayzata, Kerri (and Jerry) Brockhaus of Hartford, SD, Craig (and Kim) VanLoy of Benson, Jean (and Kevin) Clarke of Mankato; 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; siblings Helen Kerr, Gladys (and James) Jacobson, Lucille (and William) Larson, Robert âBobâ (and Rita) Nesteby, Linda Ohman, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband August (Gus), grandchildren Fallon Hansen and Chad VanLoy.
Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Victory Church, Lucan, MN